Glossary


  • CMOS

    Complementary metal oxide semiconductor is a major class of integrated circuits. CMOS technology is used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, static RAM, and other digital logic circuits. CMOS technology is also used for a wide variety of analog cir…
    03.03.09

  • UID

    See Ubiquitous ID Center.Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_(computing)…
    12.01.08

  • Semi-passive RFID

    RFID that uses an internal power source to monitor environmental conditions, but requires RF energy transferred from the reader/interrogator similar to passive tags to power a tag response.…
    12.01.08

  • Semi-active RFID

    See semi-passive RFID.…
    12.01.08

  • NFC

    See Near Field Communication (NFC)Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_Field_Communication…
    12.01.08

  • LED

    See Light Emitting Diodes.Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_Emitting_Diodes…
    12.01.08

  • Time Thermochromic Indicators (TTI)

    Τime Thermochromic Indicators Source: Wikipedia…
    11.17.08

  • Source tagging

    The application of an EAS or RFID tag at the point of manufacture.…
    11.12.08

  • Soft Lithography

    In technology, soft lithography refers to a family of techniques for fabricating or replicating structures using "elastomeric stamps, molds, and conformable photomasks". It is called "soft" because it uses elastomeric materials mo…
    11.12.08

  • Smart Packaging

    Packaging which senses and informs. In intelligent packaging, the package function switches on and off in response to changing external/internal conditions, and can include a communication to the customer or end user as to the status of the product.…
    11.12.08

  • Smart Skin Patches

    Patches which, when applied to the skin, transmit chemistry released by electric stimulation produced by a printed battery.Source: Wikipedia…
    11.12.08

  • Smart Labels

    A label containing electronic circuitry that performs a function. The most common types are EAS and RFID labels.…
    11.12.08

  • Internet of Things

    In computing, the Internet of Things refers to a usually wireless and self-configuring network between objects, such as household appliances. The concept of the internet of things is attributed to the original Auto-ID Center, founded in 1999 and base…
    11.12.08

  • Smart Dust

    Smartdust is the term used to describe a network of tiny wireless microelectromechanical systems sensors, robots, or devices, installed with wireless communications, that can detect light, temperature, or vibration.Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wik…
    11.12.08

  • Smart Active Label

    A label containing electronic components – a transistor circuit and a battery – which can transmit data.…
    11.12.08

  • Self-assembly

    A branch of nanotechnology in which objects, devices, and systems form structures without external prodding. In self-assembly, the individual components contain in themselves enough information to build a template for a structure composed of multiple…
    11.12.08

  • Rotary letterpress

    A printing process utilizing raised surface plates to transfer an image to a continuous (roll-to-roll) substrate. One of the oldest printing methods, it is being replaced in package printing by flexography.…
    11.12.08

  • Rotary screen printing

    A printing process by which ink is forced through a prepared screen to create an image on a substrate. Rotary screen utilizes a rotating cylindrical screen and application of the ink onto a continuous (roll-to-roll) material.…
    11.12.08

  • RFID

    Radio-frequency identification is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. The technology requires some extent of cooperation of an RFID reader and an RFID tag…
    11.12.08

  • RFAIS

    Radio frequency automatic identification systems…
    11.12.08